Legal Cheek Journal

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Business or businessman: Who to sue when things go wrong

When can a third party claim against company members directly?

Apr 14 2016 11:12am

EU law or the ECHR: Which does more to combat racial discrimination in Europe?

Both offer something different, but there’s still a long way to go in the fight for racial harmony

Apr 12 2016 10:03am

Joshua Rozenberg: Delayed legal highs law will be a fruitful ground for litigation — when it’s finally implemented

Poppers are probably exempt from the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016, but no one is quite sure about jalapeño peppers

Apr 7 2016 10:05am

Making a Murderer: Is our criminal appeals process any better?

The factually guilty routinely ‘let off on a technicality’, while the factually innocent stay in prison

Apr 5 2016 11:30am

Coroners and Justice Act 2009: Is it a blessing or just further stressing?

The introduction of the loss of control defence is a step backwards for the criminal law

Mar 30 2016 2:35pm

Competition: The Global Financial Crime Blogging Prize

Legal Cheek Journal competition opens -- with free return flight to New York for the winner

Mar 23 2016 10:14am

How law touches on every area of sport

An introduction to the little known world of sports law

Mar 17 2016 10:34am

A brief history of non-delegable duties in tort

When can duties be contracted out?

Mar 15 2016 10:39am

It’s not the judiciary’s place to stop people having kinky sex

Judges need to stop being so vanilla -- and stop meddling in our sex lives

Mar 10 2016 10:22am

Julian Assange, you’re not being ‘arbitrarily detained’: step forward and stop evading the rule of law

The United Nations couldn’t have got this any more wrong if it’d tried

Mar 8 2016 11:25am

Joshua Rozenberg: Supreme Court to sort out bedroom tax mess — but it won’t be easy

The background to this week’s human rights showdown explained

Feb 29 2016 12:01am

The MM case: Long distance couples challenge the ‘anti-love law’

Supreme Court ruling could lead to an influx of immigration

Feb 24 2016 10:31am

Assisted dying — a right not a request

There’s no excuse, now is the time to fight for legislative reform

Feb 22 2016 11:24am

Do we need a new Magna Carta for the digital age?

The current law can’t cope with the social media phenomenon

Feb 18 2016 11:03am

It’s time to move away from trusts principles and towards proprietary estoppel in acquisition cases

Co-habiting couples are on the up, and they need property rights too

Feb 15 2016 12:04pm

A critical analysis of the R v Taylor Supreme Court judgment

Taking a vehicle and killing someone with it is no longer enough to be convicted of aggravated vehicle taking

Feb 11 2016 11:14am

The rise and rise of Islamic finance law

What is Islamic finance? And why is it so great?

Feb 8 2016 12:07pm

The Defamation Act 2013: What is it and has it worked?

Nods to free speech, but has a detrimental impact on businesses

Feb 3 2016 1:50pm